|20 Nov. 2023 ||
IISS Manama Dialogue conference: NATO reaches out to southern neighbourhood
From 17 to 19 November 2023, the Chair of the NATO Military Committee, Admiral Rob Bauer, and the Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs and Security Policy, Ambassador Boris Ruge, attended the IISS Manama Dialogue in Bahrain. NATO’s key message at this conference was that it wants to find ways to deepen Partnerships in its Southern neighbourhood. Admiral Bauer expressed this during a panel discussion on “Strategies and Capabilities”. In addition, the NATO delegation had a number of bilateral meetings with representatives of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, France and Germany.
|19 Oct. 2023 ||
Secretary General welcomes newly appointed experts to address NATO’s southern neighbourhood
On Thursday (19 October 2023), Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg met with a group of independent Allied experts to discuss NATO’s approach to its southern neighbourhood – particularly the Middle East, North Africa and Sahel regions.
|19 Sep. 2023 ||
Deep Dive Recap: MENA and the Gender Perspective
To mark the upcoming 23rd anniversary of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325, the NATO International Military Staff Office of the Gender Advisor (IMS GENAD) has launched a new series of deep dives focusing on the Gender Perspective in different geographical regions. On 13 September 2023, the first session of this series was held with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It explored where and how the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda is prevalent among military and peacekeeping forces in the region, as well as the challenges that remain on its way. The discussion further examined what NATO is doing and can do in the future to support a comprehensive Gender Perspective in the region, highlighting specific best practices learned from different national contexts.
|06 Feb. 2023 ||
NATO and Kuwait hold talks with partners on climate change and security
Climate change is one of the defining challenges of our times, and NATO has been actively engaging experts, civil society, and other groups to discuss the nexus between climate change and security. On Monday (30 January), the NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative (ICI) Regional Centre in Kuwait hosted the first ever discussion with Allied and Partner experts on emerging climate challenges and how to tackle them together.
|18 Jan. 2022 ||
Sultan Qaboos University of Oman visits NATO Headquarters
On 4-5 January 2022, a group of students and faculty members from the International Relations and Security Studies Graduate Programme of the Sultan Qaboos University of Oman visited NATO Headquarters for a two-day seminar in the framework of NATO’s public diplomacy efforts.
|16 Nov. 2021 ||
NATO Deputy Secretary General addresses disinformation at NATO-Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre seminar
On 16 November, NATO’s Deputy Secretary General Mircea Geoană spoke at a hybrid seminar on strategic communications and countering disinformation organised by the NATO–Istanbul Cooperation Initiative Regional Centre (NIRC) in Kuwait.
|22 Sep. 2020 ||
North Macedonia strengthens its cyber defences
Cyber defence experts in North Macedonia have been training to improve the capacity of their country to respond to cyber threats. Participants from seven government institutions recently completed two courses set up in the framework of NATO’s Science for Peace and Security (SPS) Programme. The training provided essential insights to facilitate informed decision-making and better communications across fields of expertise, as well as background information useful to understand and adapt to the evolving cyber threat landscape.
|16 Dec. 2019 ||
NATO marks fifteenth anniversary of Istanbul Cooperation Initiative in visit to Kuwait
The ambassadors of the North Atlantic Council met with Istanbul Cooperation Initiative partners Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates in Kuwait City on Monday (16 December 2019), marking the fifteenth anniversary of the partnership forum. Oman, Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council were also represented at the meeting.
|14 Nov. 2019 ||
NATO and Kuwait move their long-standing partnership forward
On 11-14 November 2019, a high-level delegation from various Ministries and the armed forces of the State of Kuwait visited NATO Headquarters to share views on their partnership with NATO and discuss the way ahead through the renewal of the NATO-Kuwait Individual Partnership and Cooperation Programme.
|12 Mar. 2019 ||
Young Kuwaiti Diplomats share views with NATO officials during a recent visit at NATO Headquarters
On 11 March 2019, the Political Affairs and Security Policy Division of NATO’s International Staff received a delegation of young diplomats from the State of Kuwait.